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Ali's Trainer Told FBI Of Boxer's Islam Ties: Angelo Dundee met with agents ...
The Smoking Gun ^ | February 1, 2013

Posted on 02/02/2013 9:56:56 AM PST by EveningStar

Two weeks before Muhammad Ali beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship, the boxer’s trainer met secretly with FBI agents and identified members of the Nation of Islam who were associates of Ali, according to bureau records.

In a "confidential" February 1964 memo to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, a supervisor in the bureau’s Miami office reported on a meeting with “trainer-manager” Angelo Dundee and Dundee’s brother Chris, who was promoting the fight between Liston and Ali (who was then still known as Cassius Clay).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: angelodundee; boxing; cassiusclay; fbi; muhammadali; nationofislam; nvnnhi

1 posted on 02/02/2013 9:57:05 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

"What's my name?"

2 posted on 02/02/2013 10:03:16 AM PST by stormer
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To: EveningStar

Great fighter but the nation of islam used him like a rented mule to push their garbage and he either agreed with or fell for it - plus he was an obnoxious jackass most of the time.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 10:10:48 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: stormer
I always admired Clay as a boxer but an ignorant black kid who made bad choices in who he chose as friends and confidantes.

At least he didn't lose his fortune and die of a drug overdose or gang violence.

4 posted on 02/02/2013 10:26:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: dainbramaged

Ali got away with saying awful, bigoted, racist, hateful things i.e. black women who married white men should be killed, and the media turned a blind eye. Apparently Ali rejected a lot of his hateful sayings years later, but it’s not easy to forget a lot of the nasty things he said about racial relations. Plus he lied about throwing his gold medal into the Ohio River...and a lot of other things.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 10:26:41 AM PST by driftless2
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To: EveningStar

The first and worst of the Trash Talkers

Now it’s routine and takes away alot of the enjoyment (and professionalism) of sports.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 10:34:46 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: dainbramaged

You need to examine the prior chapter in his life.

Ali was 26 years old when Selective Service cherry picked him to be drafted.

At that time no 26 year olds were actually being inducted.

He just happened to be in that “legal window”, of 18 to 26.

This was direct targeting by the Feds, and no random act.

I don’t care if he was an arrogant jerk.

He deserved to be left alone and allowed to continue his boxing career.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:07:34 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Ali knew if you have a % of pps that love you and a % of pps that hate you, that makes 100% of the Boxing fans stay interested! I think Cosell even stated that the interviews were made to agitate fans at one point in time!


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:17:07 AM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

LOL, due to the current news, the headline made me think it was talking about Barbara Boxer.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:43:43 AM PST by WVNan
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